Ladies, Wine & Design
A conversation series
started by Jessica Walsh
hosted by Monique Renée Meyer
LW&D MidCities was formed with an intention to tell the stories of creative women and encourage collaboration & connections. We seek to engage with the community & to spark conversations around female empowerment, creativity, design and entrepreneurship. Our community includes Texas cities from Southlake all the way down to Arlington and the surrounding areas.
Our salon nights are a monthly intimate conversation series limited to six creative ladies. We'll wine (or whatever you'd like to drink), nibble, and have casual talks on a wide variety of topics relating to creativity, business, and life. Salon nights are free and reservations are first come, first serve. Our events are listed below. If you'd like to host us in your space, teach a workshop, or lead a discussion, please do get in touch.
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Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2020 at 6:30pm
Oh, Hello There!
(Virtual) The kickoff to our new LWD MidCities chapter. Since it's been such a yucky year, we will spend this evening chatting about what feeds our souls and keeps us super mega excited for the future ahead. What projects are you working on? What do you need help with? Let's build our creative community!
Thursday, November 19, 2020 at 6:30pm
Get Out of Your Head
(Possibly Virtual) We hear, read, and watch a fuck-load of "Women can do ANYTHING, EVERYTHING, THE IMPOSSIBLE yada yada yada" and that's amazing yeah, but we also fuck up every-now-and-then (every day if you're like us) and that's also OK. If that voice inside your head is getting a bit too loud, come have a few wines and some great food and get that pressure off your beautiful shoulders while we talk about why being vulnerable and fucking up is NECESSARY, and why we need to learn to embrace failure, especially during this time.
Thursday, December 17, 2020 at 6:30pm
(Possibly Virtual) The year will almost be over (WHAT THE ACTUAL FUCK) and we at LWD MidCities want to say 'Bye bitch' to 2020 with our first Friendsgiving in the company of the loveliest chicks we know (aka YOU!). Possibly a digital potluck, we shall see.
Ladies, Wine & Design is a global non-profit initiative with chapters in 280 cities worldwide. LW&D was started by Jessica Walsh after this happened and she realized that peers can often be competitive or unsupportive of one another. Only a small percentage of creative directors are women or non-binary, and LW&D wants to help change this through mentorship circles, portfolio reviews, talks & creative meetups.
Born from a passionate desire to build relationships that share the same interests in creativity & design, we believe that LW&D is a significant platform for fostering trust, honesty and providing a space in which everyone can speak openly. A creative community for women that is personal, yet transparent.
If you feel you could benefit from a space meant for people who do not identify as men to share ideas and collaborate, you are welcome. We can’t wait to meet more amazing creatives in the MidCities to see where this journey takes us.
About the Host:
Monique Renée Meyer runs her own design studio which specializes in strategic marketing graphic design for nonprofits. She has provided creative leadership and consulting for higher education, nonprofits, and corporate entities and has directed marketing efforts for recruitment, fundraising, and engagement, in addition to managing numerous large-scale events. She is a super foodie that gets excited about fancy cakes, wine and charcuterie and she loves cruises, hot yoga, and all kinds of music (depending on her mood).
Women control a whopping 80% of consumer spending, yet only 3% of creative directors are female. These are some of our area’s most talented ladies and the businesses they’ve built. Please email us if you would like to nominate someone admirable and inspirational for our list.